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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please refer to the "ITLJ article template file" in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Abtract in Bahasa Melayu and English for article written using Bahasa Melayu.
  • The manucript has been checked for plagiarism by the author. The similarity index must be less than 20%.

    The editors will recheck the similarity index using Turnitin. Manuscript that not pass the maximum similarity index will be returned to authors.

Author Guidelines

Focus and Scope

The Innovative Teaching and Learning Journal (ITLJ) aims to promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in education, promote effective practice, and inform policy. ITLJ welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts that advance understanding of educational technology in post-school education settings, including higher and further education, lifelong learning, and training. Please note that following recommendations of a review into the journal's focus we no longer accept manuscripts that focus specifically on school education. We will, however, consider school-related research that has direct relevance to education, such as the transition from school to higher education.

We consider manuscripts that present qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies, critical reviews or analyses, and theoretical positions. Descriptions of technology-based implementations without a strong empirical and/or conceptual base will not be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to ITLJ are expected to be well written, as they will not be edited for English expression while under review.

In addition to clearly presenting the background to the study and the results, authors must:

  • Explain the significance of the study and how it advances knowledge in an area relevant to the journal's scope;
  • Set their study within the broader research literature (this is especially important when presenting a context-specific study);
  • If based on an empirical study, detail the methodology (including a description and justification of the approach, the research goals, aims or questions, theoretical/conceptual framework, recruitment/sampling, data collection/production, and data analysis);
  • Discuss the results and/or theoretical ideas in light of the research focus or aims of the paper and in the context of the literature; and
  • Discuss the limitations of the study, implications for policy and practice, and potential future research directions.

Submissions that do not meet these criteria will be returned to authors after an initial editorial review.

Various themes, trends, and fractions of research in innovative teaching and learning:

  • Open Educational Resources / System
  • Learning Analytics / Social Media Analytics
  • Digital Learning Games / Gamification in Education
  • Collaborative Technology / Collaborative Networks
  • Mobile Apps / Mobile Web Apps for Learning
  • Animated Pedagogical Agent / Virtual Assistant
  • Multimedia / Virtual Learning Environments
  • Innovative Learning Models / Instructional Design
  • Computer Science Education / Computational Thinking
  • Social Learning
  • Personalized Learning / Adaptive Learning
  • Technology-enhanced Instructions

This journal accepts articles written in English and Bahasa Melayu

For articles written in Bahasa Melayu, the author must provide abstract in English and Bahasa Melayu.

Originality and length

The usual length of an ITLJ article is between 5000 and 8000 words, including abstract, figures, tables, and references, but occasionally lengths outside this range are accepted. Submissions to ITLJ should be unpublished and not under consideration by another journal or for conference proceedings. Conferences may arrange republication in ITLJ as special recognition for outstanding work. Please note that it is your responsibility to confirm with any relevant conditions in your institution's research management procedures, for example, ethics committee approvals. 

Acknowledgement

Authors are required to provide acknowledgement to the sponsors or party whom they consider appropriate for acknowledgement at the end of the manuscript.

Review Process

The duration of the review is 2 months. Involving 2 reviewers, using a blind review approach.

Author(‘s) can download ITLJ Article Template File for Manuscript preparation from the below link:

Article Template File: [DOWNLOAD ITLJ ARTICLE TEMPLATE FILE]

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